Just the other day my wife and I were discussing our favorite childhood toys. My wife quickly stated that it was her "Barbie" doll. Well one thing led to another and we got talking about "Ken". After a little Internet research we realized that this year marks "Ken's" 50th birthday!

Enjoy this "Barbie" commercial from 1961 that first  introduced us to "Mr. Carson".  That's right, "Ken" did have a last name...and now you know.